Sweden’s Vattenfall and CS Wind UK ink deal

Swedish wind farm developer Vattenfall and turbine specialist CS Wind UK will today ink a deal to co-operate on future projects. The Memorandum of Understanding means Vattenfall will give the […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Swedish wind farm developer Vattenfall and turbine specialist CS Wind UK will today ink a deal to co-operate on future projects.

The Memorandum of Understanding means Vattenfall will give the UK firm the opportunity to tender for tower supply contracts for onshore wind farm projects.

Later this week CS Wind UK is due to break ground on a £27 million investment to expand its Machrihanish facility. The investment will increase production volume and allow for the fabrication of larger towers.

Vattenfall’s potential development projects in Scotland would require in excess of 100 of these towers. The firm is also due to start the planning process on a 1.8GW wind farm in the southern North Sea.

Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse said: “I warmly welcome this important collaboration which will help to deliver on our aim to capture, for Scottish engineering and the wider renewables supply chain, a far greater share of the economic value arising from the construction phase of wind energy projects.”